CM Punk vs Mike Jackson official for UFC 225 in Chicago

CM Punk vs Mike Jackson official for UFC 225 in Chicago

A welterweight bout has officially been added to UFC 225 in Chicago as hometown fighter CM Punk vs Mike Jackson has been added to the event.

UFC 225 will be held on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The UFC officially announced the fight.

Punk made his mixed martial arts debut to much fanfare at UFC 203, where he lost to via first-round submission to Mickey Gall.

Jackson also owes his only professional loss to Gall. The MMA journalist lost to Gall via first-round submission at UFC FIght Night 82 in February 2016.

With this announcement, UFC 225 now looks like this: (bout order TBC)

Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Yoel Romero for the UFC middleweight title
Welterweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington for the interim UFC welterweight title
Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Cl√°udia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Mike Santiago vs. Dan Ige
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson
Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektińá
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson

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